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In the Loop: Get the Most out of Your Hearing with Hearing Loop Technology

In Technology by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Have you ever been in a public space and seen a cryptic sign of an ear with a line running through it and the letter T? For those who do not know, this sign indicates that hearing loop technology is nearby. This form of technology comes in many different names—also called an audio induction loop or Telecoil—and the range of …

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Hypothyroidism & Hearing Loss

In Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you have suffered from thyroid disease, you’ll be familiar with how mysterious the gland might seem. The thyroid is responsible for regulating many of the body’s processes, and experts point explicitly to its effect on metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at how the thyroid is related to hearing loss. What is the thyroid? The thyroid is a critical …

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The Benefits of Bluetooth Hearing Aids

In Hearing Aids by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Hearing aid technology is developing at a rapid rate. Along with the development of earbuds and other devices for streaming audio, it is becoming more and more important to have access to sound from our smartphones, computers, and media players when we need it. Whether videoconferencing, listening to the audio for a training video, or simply enjoying music during the …

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How to Read an Audiogram

In Audiologist, Hearing Loss, Hearing Testing by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

If you have made the decision to get a hearing test, the first step is already behind you! Scheduling the appointment takes you in the direction of hearing assistance, and our team will guide you at each step along the process.  Comprehensive Hearing Tests At your first appointment, you will have a consultation about your hearing experiences, including a frank …

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Communication at Work – May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

In Communication by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Navigating your workplace with hearing loss can be difficult. No matter what type of job and work environment you are in, hearing loss presents challenges that can be stressful if not addressed with intention and care. You may feel anxious about acclimating to your workplace with hearing loss which is normal! Impaired hearing reduces one’s ability to hear and can …

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Hearing Loss and Sleep

In Hearing Loss, Sleep by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Sleep is a complex process that remains mysterious in many ways to researchers. We know that sleep is essential to form memories and to regulate moods, yet exactly how this works in cognition is not entirely clear. Different forms of sleep are necessary for different mental and physical processes. For example, Rapid Eye Movement, or REM, sleep is necessary to …

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Hearing Aids vs. Hearing Amplifiers

In Hearing Aids by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Perhaps you have seen ads on television or print for hearing amplifiers. These devices are designed to help keep an ear on sounds that are nearby but difficult to detect, such as a child making noise in a nearby room. These devices, when used correctly, can be very helpful for people without hearing loss, and the range of possibilities is …

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When to Take a Hearing Test

In Hearing Testing by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

The website Consumer Reports recently ran a poll of more than 120,000 members on hearing and hearing loss. They found that almost 30 percent said they have gone for more than a decade without having their hearing tested or tested at all. And people may not always understand when they have a hearing problem. According to a new study published in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head …

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Losing Your Sense of Hearing Can Affect Your Balance and Cause Falls

In Hearing Health by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

In the U.S., a person ends up in the hospital every 11 seconds with a fall, making accidental falls one of the most common causes of bodily harm. Unintentional injuries accounted for 5% of all deaths in 2011 and 28 million emergency room visits in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While many factors contribute to accidental …

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The Benefits of Being Social for Older Americans

In Communication, Family & Relationships, Hearing Health, Hearing Loss by Roselynn Gamboa Young, Au.D., CCC-A

Are you worried that a senior in your life is not getting enough social activity? Sometimes obstacles get in the way of engaging in social life when we get older. It’s easy to let physical limitations get in the way of social engagement, and it might just feel like a hassle. Compound those physical limitations with bad weather, and your …